Marathon 26.2


Monday, October 22, 2007

Tie Front Sweater

I finished this sweater today. I started it last Tuesday. I took my time and still finished it in less than a week! I was looking for another project and I thought this would be both an easy project and it would work up fast! This is again from the book, Positively Crochet! by Mary Jane Hall.

The first one I attempted, I used the H hook using Red Heart Super Saver in a purple/blue varigated yarn but it turned out to be way too small. I'm glad I didn't give up, I decided to try again. This time I used the same type of yarn but in a red/burgandy/pink color. I also used a larger size hook, size "K". A total of 4 skeins.

I didn't make any real modifications to this sweater. The sweater fit perfect on top. I left out the flared sleeve ends and it was still too long (probably because my gage was a little off). Overall, the instructions were easy to follow.

I have to say that I am surprised by how much I like this sweater! I like it a lot better than I thought I would. It actually turned into one of my favorites! My other favorite is the Pale Shade of White Car Coat.

Here are photos of my new sweater:

I love this top so here's my blissful top revisted....


Anita said...

You made that teal green halter top too? I've never made a clothing item other than a scarf! YOU'RE work is beautiful!

Gina said...

I am very impressed. I love the color and I think it is a perfect fit! You hook pretty quick too. Great job.

Mary Jane said...

Your sweater turned out great and I love the color. And it looks great ON you too!